Christopher Billmaier on Facebook
3 years ago
08/04/2019, 12:22 PM
If you’re looking for a custom piece I definitely recommend G&DS. Darrell Cox is absolutely wonderful to work with. You won’t be disappointed at any step in the process of designing a piece you’ll love. My husband and I bought rings a while back from another jeweler as our engagement rings and used them again as our wedding rings. We agreed we’d find better rings later on. He found his ring in the store and I’m a lot more picky. I brought a design I liked to Darrell. He walked us through the process, what would work with the design I found and what wouldn’t work for my wants and needs. We worked up an idea in the store, he showed me a wide variety of sapphire colors (I’m pretty sure he got sick of me at this point as I was very specific on the blue I wanted) and we came up with a rough idea. I got the renderings a couple days later and the idea was on track for what I wanted. I made some comments and some idea changes and Darrell delivered beyond what I was even looking for. We came to price and my husband and I agreed we needed to wait til next year (we just build our first house). I emailed Darrell and declined (in May) and promised to be back once we could swing it. Well I come to find out (last night) my husband had already contacted Darrell and told him I’d decline and to continue with making the ring. They’d both gone back and forth behind my back once I’d finalized a ring design that I loved and they both made it happen. My husband completely caught me off guard when he handed me the ring. It’s even more beautiful in person and it definitely exceeded my expectations!
I emailed Darrell and thanked him. I found out the first ring came back and it didn’t meet Darrell’s standards so he sent it back to make sure it was perfect. He even hand picked the sapphires himself because he’s the only one who knew/had an idea of exactly what I wanted. If you want to have an awesome, fun experience (filled with lots of laughs) I 1000% recommend visiting Darrell at Gold & Diamond Source for your next custom piece. My best friend is ready to fly down and see him for a visit!
Everyone there has been a pleasure to work with including Jules who helped us find my husband’s ring.